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Pow Wow!

Faster than an airplane,   More powerful than a locomotive,

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Look, up in the sky — lt’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Cub Scout Leader!

Yes, it’s a Cub Scout Leader—strange visitor from across town who comes to your neighborhood with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal Moms and Dads.

A Cub Scout Leader!    Who can change the character of young boys by doing  exciting activities in the school cafeteria, and who, disguised as Mr. or Mrs. Smith, mild-mannered Mom or Dad from the community we live in, journeys along the a never-ending trail to continue to instill the values of scouting in the Oath and Law!

Calling all Super Cub Scout Leaders

To join together for 

National Capital Area Council’s

Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow!

(Before you register please take a few minutes to read the below information!!!)

What is Pow Wow?    Pow Wow is a supplemental, action-packed training event for adult Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Committee Members, Charter Organization Representatives, parents of Cub Scouts and Cub Scout-interested persons.  You’ll spend the day learning new ideas, concepts and having hands-on experiences that will enhance your ability to deliver and support a fun-filled, exciting program to Cub Scout boys.

When is Pow Wow?    Pow Wow is Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Doors open at 7:30 am with 8:00 am for walk-in registration (please, no early arrivals) and pre-registered package pick-up in the cafeteria.  Opening ceremony begins at 8:25 am. The first training session starts at 9:00 am.

Where is Pow Wow?   At Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, Virginia.  Here is a map.  Registration and check-in is in the cafeteria. 

Who should attend Pow Wow?  All registered adult Cub Scout Leaders, potential leaders, and interested parents.  That would include: Cub Masters and their Assistants; Lion Den Guides, Tiger Den Leaders and their Assistants and partners; Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders and their Assistants;  Pack Committee members and activity/event Chairpersons; and anyone who wants to learn more about how to have a better Cub Scout program.  Oh! And let’s not forget Charter Organization Representatives, they need to come too.

Training sessions are offered on relevant topics for every Cub Scout position and are designed to help you make your Cub Scout program more fun for the boys … and for you too!!!

Pow Wow is an all-day adult training event and the course sessions are intended for adults only.   Unfortunately, we do not have provisions or accommodations for children watching and their daycare.  The training day is just for adults.  Thank you.

How much does Pow Wow cost?   Pre-register, on-line by

October 24, 2017 and get the early bird registration fee of $36.00.  After midnight on October 24, 2017, we stop electronic registration and, then you will have to register as a ‘walk-in” at the event.  The cost for walk-in registration on the day of the event is $52.00.  Of course, we will take mail-in registrations as well, but it must be postmarked by October 21, 2017 to take advantage of the $36.00 early bird registration fee.

All courses have limited enrollment and many fill very quickly.  Courses that reach maximum enrollment will not be available when you electronically pre-registration or at walk-in registration.  So … register here, now!!  Remember on-line registration closes on midnight on October 24, 2017.

What’s included for the registration fee?  The Pre-registration fee includes a day of training (as many as six courses, an event patch, lunch with beverage and a cookie, and as much scout fellowship, spirit, and networking you can take-in during the day!!  We order lunch on October 26, 2017 so it is important that you pre-register.  With walk-ins on the day of the event, we may not have an extra lunch for you … so you may want to bring your own lunch or a snack, just in case. 

Den Chief Training … What’s That?  We offering Den Chief Training for Boy Scouts who want to help Cub Scout leaders with their dens or pack programs.  Leaders who want to learn what a Den Chief can do are welcome to attend, too.   Boy Scouts registering for Den Chief training have the same registration fees and registration deadlines for early bird electronic registration  ($36.00) or walk-in registration ($52.00) and they need their Scoutmaster’s approval

Den Chief Training is an all-morning training session and enrollment is limited…so register early. 

Boy Scouts and attending adult leaders need to be in a complete and proper Boy Scout uniform, bring the latest edition of the Den Chief Handbook, and have paper and a pencil or pen for note taking.  This training supplements the on-line Den Chief Training.

Lunch, beverage, and a cookie are included with the Den Chief Training registration fee.  We want you Boy Scout to stay for lunch and join the lunchtime fun, but Den Chief Training is over at 1:00 pm.  Y will need to make sure he has have a way to get home at that time.

What should I bring to Pow Wow?  That’s easy … wear your Scout uniform, bring a notepad, a pen, and a tote or book bag for the handouts and goodies.  Also, bring your Cub Scout Spirit and your BIGGEST smile.  There will be a Trading Post so extra pocket money will come in handy to make your Trading Post purchase.

Oh … every super Cub Scout Leader has a cape.  No respectable leader would be ‘out and about’ without one.  So … make and wear a cape because YOU ARE A SUPER CUB SCOUT LEADER!

What’s being offered at Pow Wow?   The Course Description are here, while the Course Schedule is here.  Class sessions are limited in enrollment and fill quickly.  Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  Register early for the best course choices. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register so that we can best serve you and enroll you in classes that interests you … and have a lunch ready for you, too.

Confused as to what to take?   Check out the Leader Quick Pics schedule.  These are courses we recommend based upon your raising or new Cub Scout leadership position, if you just do not know what to take. You can select courses in your current Cub Scout leadership position or select courses for your position next year.   Leaders Quick Pics are here.

What do I need to do to pre-register for Pow Wow?  Download the Course Description and the Course schedule, pick your courses and time sessions, and then make your course selections using our on-line registration system.   You will need to have a major credit card handy when you register.  You will receive an on-screen confirmation after making your on-line payment. Print a copy of the confirmation  as it is your receipt.

Remember, if a course is filled and closed, you will not be able to select it during the registration process even though it may appear on the electronic course description and schedule pages.  

Don’t have a credit card!  Mail your personal check for your registration fee and a copy of your course selections to:    

Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow 2017

9190 Rockville Pike

Rockville, Maryland 20814

Although we are taking mail-in registrations until October 26, 2017, we will do our best to make sure you get the courses you want, but we cannot guarantee that the courses will be available  when we receive you mail-in registration.  

What’s the Refund Policy? A 75% refund will be issued if your written (fax or email) cancellation and request for refund is received at the Marriott Scout Service Center, Attention; Pow Wow Refund, 9190 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20814 by October 25, 2017. After October 25, 2017, you can transfer your registration to another adult leader who would like to attend in your place, but the fee becomes non-refundable. Sorry!

Please make sure you print a copy of your receipt at the time you complete the on-line registration process.  This is your evidence that you have made payment.  Also, make sure you properly record the courses you enrolled for and their session times.


Some Helpful Hints about registration from the Pow Wow Chairman:

–   IMPORTANT: When making class selections make note of the time duration of the course.  Multi-session courses may not end at the time another course session begins.  For example, 90 minute courses may not start  or end on the hour.

–   Not all courses will allow the same number of participants.  Enrollment is determined by the size of the classroom.

–  You cannot change your class choices after you’ve completed registration.   Changes can be made only on the day of the event, but the course you want may not be available.  Take extra time and care when planning your sessions and selecting the courses you want to take.

Here’s a hint:  To get the most from Pow Wow have all the members of your group select different courses. Then you can share handouts and class notes when you get home.

Don’t forget it’s ‘Bring a Can” Saturday.  What that all about? 

This year’s Pow Wow community service project is to help our local food banks feed the needy.  We ask that you bring one or more cans containing a food item (green beans, corn, peas, soups of all kinds, etc.) We will have bins there for your contribution.  We sure would like to see all of them overflowing!  But, please no food stuffs in glass containers or boxes. 

What if I have question about Pow Wow?   Send an e-mail to

Bill Mayo at: